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date: 27 January 2020

Poniatowska, Irenalocked

  • Zygmunt M. Szweykowski


(b Góra Kalwaria, nr Warsaw, July 5, 1933). Polish musicologist. She studied music at the Warsaw College of Music and then entered Warsaw University to study musicology with Chomiński (MA 1962), where she took the doctorate with a dissertation on piano structure in Beethoven (1970). She completed the Habilitation in 1983 with a thesis on piano music and playing in the 19th century. In 1994 she qualified as a full professor. Her career was connected with the Institute of Musicology at Warsaw University, where she became tutor (1970), reader (1984), professor (1991) and head of the Institute (1996). She was dean of the history faculty of Warsaw University (1988–90 and from 1993). She was active as a president of the international congress Musica antiqua Europae orientalis (1988–94), and of the Polish Chopin Academy. She is also an honorary member of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna. Her main field of research is music of the 19th century with an emphasis on piano music, performing and interpretation. She is an editor of the series Chopin w Kręgu Przyjaciół (...

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